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Improving Health Equity, Uncovering Resources

Over the years, the Northwest Leadership Foundation has discovered innovative strategies to address systemic issues such as college retention rates and disproportionate minority contact and confinement.  Since 2012, NLF has hosted the Leaders…
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Welcome back ULT!

(Left: Self Defense class with Tasha Ina Church, Middle: Backstage Pass Tour of Tacoma with NLF President/CEO Patricia Talton and Executive VP Annie Jones Barnes, Right: Scavenger Hunt of Tacoma during ULT Orientation Week)   Urban…
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Friends Reunited in Service - From the Islands to Tacoma

Hayley Uliana and second year ULT member, Kyle Lee are both serving at Trinity Presbyterian Church this year. These childhood friends grew up in Hawaii and have been reunited for a year of service together on the ULT AmeriCorps Team. Read about…
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Meet Act Six Alumnus, Augustine Ajuogu

Northwest Cadre One, Graduated from University of Oxford with Masters of Immunology Meet Augustine Ajuogu, an Act Six alumnus from the first cadre of Northwest University.  He has been an on whirl-wind adventure since graduating in 2013. After…
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Governer Inslee Recognizes NLF

As part of a news release, Governor Jay Inslee recognized the Northwest Leadership Foundation as a successful AmeriCorps grant recipient. See the full announcement HERE. We are so grateful for the opportunity to continue our important work…
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LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP 101

Adaptive Leadership  In light of celebrating 25 years of amazing service and leadership in the Tacoma community the Northwest Leadership Foundation will be hosting a short blog series of some ways we can increase effectiveness in our fellow…
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Labyrinth in Tacoma Will Change Your Life

Though not as bizarre as Bowie’s 1986 cult-classic, this understated labyrinth has the beauty and potential to change your life in a subtle, happy kind of way. Labyrinths, different from mazes, have only one path that always leads to the center, because a labyrinth is supposed to help you find things (a moment to yourself, a sense of being centered, etc.) not get lost.

COURAGE to End Domestic Violence Rally: Friday in Tollefson Plaza

Domestic violence is not as a private family matter, but a crime with serious consequences not only for the individuals and families directly involved but for the community as a whole.

Grand Opening: J Kinlow School of Barbering & Cosmetology

A native of Tacoma, Jason Kinlow is a local master barber and small business owner that started from humble beginnings when Jason began cutting hair as a way to make a few extra dollars while in college. Today, twenty years later, Jason owns…
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Beat Breast Cancer: Stay Aware, Stay Healthy, Stay Alive!

This October, Northwest Leadership Foundation is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among African American women. Additionally, African American women with…
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Three Scholarships that Give More Than Dollars & the Best Online Resource for WA Scholarships

If you are graduating from high school soon and planning on attending college, then you will want to apply for scholarships. The nice thing about scholarships is that you don’t need to repay this money like you may need to do when it…